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Definition of oof

used to express discomfort, surprise, or dismayI once watched a highlight reel of Tyson knockouts with a roomful of intoxicated medical students who punctuated every blow with phrases like "Oof! I can't believe that dude's sternum didn't just collapse."— Diane Vadino

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1777, in the meaning defined above

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“Oof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oof. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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